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Learn Java for Web Development: Modern Java Web Development by Vishal Layka

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Chapter     8

Play with Java and Scala

Oh, throw away the worser part of it. And live the purer with the other half.

—William Shakespeare

Java EE continues to evolve in a, sort of, benign continuum. Inspired by frameworks such as Spring, Java EE introduced features such as annotations and dependency injection to address complex tasks like transactions and database connectivity. Java EE 7, the latest edition as of this writing, further reinforces the advancements in the Java Persistence API (JPA) and JAX-RS for REST-based web services, to name just a few. Most of the complexity involved with Java web development will continue to be addressed, in many ways, by commercial or open web frameworks’ innovations.

However, the Play 2 web framework ...

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